Introducing GitHub
A Non-Technical Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2014
Pages: 120

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Software is eating the world, and GitHub is where software is built. GitHub is also a powerful way for people to collaborate on text-based documents, from contracts to screenplays to legislation. With this introductory guide, you’ll learn how to use GitHub to manage and collaborate with developers, designers, and other business professionals more effectively. Topics include project transparency, collaboration tools, the basics of Git version control management, and how to make changes yourself—without having to bother your development team.

If you’re involved with software projects on GitHub—as a stakeholder, project manager, designer, tester, or developer—or want to learn how to collaborate on documents, this book is the perfect way to get started.

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4.0

Github for pointy-haired bosses

By szarka

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  • Concise

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  • Too basic

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Comments about oreilly Introducing GitHub:

OK, to be fair, there are plenty of folks besides pointy-haired bosses who would find this book useful. Anyone in an organization that uses Github, but who is intimidated by using a proper Git client, could benefit from this gentle, concise introduction. I'm not sure it explains Git and revision control in enough depth for a complete beginner, but it does do a good job of sticking to the basics and describing how (and why) to complete the tasks that a non-programmer might undertake as part of a larger team.

The final chapter does include enough information for the reader to get their feet wet using Git on Windows or Mac OS, but someone looking to learn Git itself should instead have a look at O'Reilly's Version Control with Git.

As someone who already uses Git, but who wanted more information about Github specifically, I didn't find a lot that was useful here. Still, the book is short, and it didn't take much time to glean a few useful tips. I'd definitely consider buying this for an employee, collaborator, or student who needed a non-technical introduction to using Github.

 
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Perfect for get acquainted with gitHub

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    Comments about oreilly Introducing GitHub:

    Easy and clear. Just what I need.
    If You know nothing about GitHub, this is my recommended book.

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